VANCOUVER, Wash. – Today, the Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners extended a lease agreement with Warehouse ’23 to ensure the facility’s operation through December 31, 2020.
Warehouse ’23 opened at the port’s Terminal 1 in July 2016, taking over the space formerly occupied by the Red Lion Hotel and The Quay restaurant. Since then, owner Mark Matthias has focused on bringing new life to this cherished spot, and the riverside location’s business has been thriving.
“It has been a great partnership with the port to do this unusual short-term business strategy,” said Matthias. “We look forward to being part of the Terminal 1 development in the future with an exciting new concept.”
The lease will officially extend through February 15, 2021. This will allow Warehouse ’23 to operate at full capacity through the end of next year, with a month and a half to vacate the space.
“Warehouse ’23 has been a wonderful addition to the Vancouver waterfront,” said Julianna Marler, Port of Vancouver CEO. “Mark’s partnership and his vision to revitalize this space has helped create the energy and excitement for the future of Terminal 1.”
In 2021, the port will begin the process of removing the building as part of the next phase of their waterfront development project. In addition to the AC Hotel by Marriot currently underway and mixed-use development in the planning and design phase, future plans for Terminal 1 include replacing the dock, adding a public marketplace, bike and walking trails, a renovated amphitheater and more.
For more information on the Warehouse ’23 restaurant and event space or to book your event today, visit www.warehouse1923.com or call 360-750-7256.
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